Prairie City, Iowa Speed Traps
The town of Prairie City is nestled in a bend of State Highway 163, about 18 miles southeast of Des Moines. Watch for speed traps any time the town is visible to you. They are set up any time of the day but are especially bad after dark.
The town cop sits in the median. You can see him from the first prairie city exit if you are travelling eastbound so it’s not a big deal. However, if you are travelling westbound you can’t see him until it’s too late because you crest a hill and he is right there probably 50 feet from you. Very tricky at night.